Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro

Distributor: Manga Entertainment
[Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro]
Master thief Lupin III and his right-hand gunman Jigen are hot on the trail of a counterfeiter. But when their search leads them to the secluded European country of Cagliostro, they find far more than they bargained for. Lupin unwittingly attracts the attention of the nation’s mysterious monarch when he tries to help a damsel in distress escape the Count’s henchmen.

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 95
Number of Review Sites: 13

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"...Castle of Cagliostro is a brilliant and essential addition to any self-respecting Otaku's collection."
Akemi's Anime World (Arcane) - 5 (out of 5)

"Castle of Cagliostro is a milestone in anime, and remains one of the greatest films I've ever seen, animated or otherwise. "
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"This is a movie you can watch time and time again for the sheer elegance and complexity of character, story and event wonderfully intertwined into a satisfying whole. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

"This movie is among the favorites in my movie-going history."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+

"...a real treat for Lupin III fans, and for just about anyone who enjoys daring escapades and cleverly planned capers."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

" of the best anime movies that I’ve ever seen."
DVD Talk (Earl Cressey) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"The Castle of Cagliostro moves at a breakneck pace, and it takes you on one heck of a trip." (Mike Jackson) - 90 (out of 100)
"Highly recommended to just about everyone." (Geoffrey Miller) - 94 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

"An absolute classic animated film that will satisfy all Miyazaki fans."
IGN (Mark Bozon) - 8 (out of 10)

"[Castle of Cagliostro] moves along at such a brisk pace that it's hard to concentrate on anything but keeping up with the ride. And it's quite a ride ..."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A+

"The Castle of Cagliostro is a sure-fire winner that will easily please both the hard-core anime fan and the green newbie."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"This show really has it all."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"The Castle of Cagliostro is the quintessential Lupin III flick..."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"Miyazaki's sense of wonder pervades the entire production, helping it achieve a level that no other Lupin adventure has really achieved."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A